The Creighton University Department of Atmospheric Sciences is located on the fifth floor of Creighton's Hixson-Lied Science Building on the eastern part of the Creighton Campus. The building is state of the art architecture and was first opened in Spring 2003. In the Hixson-Lied Science Building, the department offers three computer labs for student use. The first lab is general purpose and this lab has been present for a number of years. However, in the new building, the department has two newly created state-of-the-art computer labs. One lab is dedicated to remote sensing and is specifically being used for the Geographical Information System (GIS). The second lab is for weather forecasting and analysis. This lab runs a meteorological weather prediction model known as the MM5 and is used extensively for meteorological observations, including satellite, radar and weather station observations. The Atmospheric Sciences department offers two courses of study for career tracked students. Specific research interests of the faculty include short and extended range forecasting, severe weather, climate dynamics and analysis, synoptic meteorology and cyclones, boundary layer meteorology, glaciology, Holocene climates, and hydrology.
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